1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Calculating irradiance from lux of a halogen lamp

  1. Apr 20, 2015 #1
    Hi all. We're currently working on a project and need to know the irradiance hitting a steel sheet some distance away from a halogen lamp. The setup looks like:

    n1pats.png

    The problem is we can only measure the lux at the surface of the steel sheet, and I believe in order to convert lux to irradiance you need to know the spectrum of the light coming from the lamp - something we are unable to do.

    Is there any alternative way of getting a reasonably accurate irradiance measurement?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 25, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Calculating irradiance from lux of a halogen lamp
  1. KJ and lux (Replies: 4)

Loading...